Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education Working Group Meeting Recap


The Food Equity, Access, and Health and Nutrition Education Working Group met on Wednesday September 14th from 6-8pm. 

Location: Dorothy Heights/Benning Neighborhood Library East River Park Shopping Center, 3935 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019


6:00-6:05PM: Welcome and Introductions Food Policy Director,Laine Cidlowski 

6:05-6:15PM: Feedback from first Food Policy Council meeting and member retreat Alex Ashbrook, Working Group Co-Chair Paula Reichel, Working Group Co-Chair

6:15-6:30PM: Introduction to FEED DC Act Megan Brown & Ona Balkus, Office of Councilmember Mary Cheh

6:30-6:45PM: Progress update on Grocery Store Development Program Beverly Wheeler, DC Hunger Solutions,  Marie Whittaker, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

6:45-7:00PM: Progress update on Healthy Food Retail Program Nola Liu, DC Central Kitchen

7:00-7:30PM: Facilitated brainstorm on areas of improvement and other group policy priorities

7:30-7:45PM: Next Steps

7:45-8:00PM: Announcements

Meeting Notes



Subcommittee Members:

Alex Ashbrook, Co-Chair

Paula Reichel, Co-Chair

Tambra Raye Stevenson,


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